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Trinity Field Hockey Hands Hamilton NESCAC-Opening Home Loss

Liz Caporale '16 assisted on one of six Bantam goals
Liz Caporale '16 assisted on one of six Bantam goals
Clinton, N.Y. - Trinity College first-year forward Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.) had a hand in every goals, scoring four times and adding two assists, as the Bantams blanked the Hamilton College Continentals, 6-0, in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) field hockey game at Hamilton's Campus Road Athletic Field this afternoon.  Trinity improves to 2-0 overall in its NESCAC opener and Hamilton falls to 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the league.

The Bantams have outscored opponents 15-0 in two wins this season, and Finn has seven goals and three assists. Trinity is 4-0 in the all-time series against the Continentals.
Junior forward Olivia Tapsall (Greenwich, Conn.) posted one goal and one assist, and classmate Nikki Rivera (Rockaway, N.J.)  scored the other goal for the Bantams. Sophomore midfielder Mia Olsen (Granby, Conn.) picked up two assists and  senior co-captain defender Sophie Doering (Darien, Conn.) had one helper and one defensive save. Junior goalie Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.) made three saves.

Trinity's first two goals were scored in similar fashion off penalty corners. Both times, Finn tipped shots past Continental goalkeeper Victoria Trentini from close range. The first goal came with 30:11 left in the first half and Finn made it 2-0 just 74 seconds later.  Rivera provided the Bantams a 3-0 cushion with 16:36 remaining in the half when she one-timed a pass from Finn from just to the right of the cage for her first goal. Trinity held a three-goal lead at the break.

Finn tallied two more goals midway through the second half and the Bantams were cruising 5-0 with 16:32 to go. Tapsall rounded out the scoring less than two minutes later with her third goal this year on another pass from Finn from left of the cage.  Trentini stopped four shots for Hamilton and moved into third place on the program's all-time list with 400 saves. Trinity held a 17-7 shot advantage and was awarded six corners to two for the Continentals.
Hamilton travels to Bates for another NESCAC game on Saturday, Sept. 13. The Bantams take on Williams at Williams next Saturday.